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  1. Do you mean Z axis? SB's all have dials for x...

    Do you mean Z axis?
    SB's all have dials for x unless somehow yours is missing?




    As addressed by others, also....

    Use a stop, use the micrometer on the stop, and use (gage) blocks, shims,...
  2. If my initiative was to work on antique ag...

    If my initiative was to work on antique ag equipment in daily use, first machine after a big DP & pedestal grinder(s)would be a heavy shaper.
    &/or a small to medium boring mill.

    The grinders...
  3. Well, that would be a good market. My primary...

    Well, that would be a good market.
    My primary experience with Amish/Mennonite was in MD & PA
    They tend to be close knit, pay cash, don't shop much unless a friend clues them in to a better deal;...
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    In '76 or so I attended the Monnett class for...

    In '76 or so I attended the Monnett class for college credit at their original facility in Elgin and reviewed the one they used.
    Just an insulated plywood box, and a long piece of black pipe with...
  5. As Neander mentioned, the reference is the work,...

    As Neander mentioned, the reference is the work, and the slop & dynamic conditions of the machine.

    However,if, as you mention, there is DRO on the lathe with Z & X axis scales, you could add one...
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    Thanks for getting back. Need one that length...

    Thanks for getting back.
    Need one that length for blow-moulding an acrylic canopy.
    Going to sit on my hands a bit longer, though.

    smt
  7. Being in an upstate Ag county surrounded by...

    Being in an upstate Ag county surrounded by farmers myself, (ignoring vast conurbations like Elmira proper) :)



    Yes.



    Nuisance work.
    Sharpen shears, scissors, maybe occasional knife,...
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    Did you say something about posting internal size...

    Did you say something about posting internal size of powdercoat oven?
    Watts?

    With shipping from FLA is probably $twice my interest, but i do have an app.

    Thanks!
    smt
  9. Might have been, Scruffy. That has a familiar...

    Might have been, Scruffy. That has a familiar sound, anyway. :)

    The rathole i thought remainders were stashed is full of 25/32" cabreuva flooring, same era. so it still speculation.

    Also...
  10. I've got almost 50 years in, hand grinding...

    I've got almost 50 years in, hand grinding profiles on woodworking moulding and shaper blades, as well as other tools including metal working. It's how it was done most places into the 50's, & many...
  11. Couple notes: Scratch the pergo reference - the...

    Couple notes:
    Scratch the pergo reference - the *material i used 30 years ago was far different than what is sold as "pergo flooring" today.
    Which currently is a thin layer of hard material over...
  12. Webbwood/(Dymondwood)/etc machining

    Quite a few years ago i used to machine Pergo flooring for inlays and such, and just matter of factly used carbide router bits. Don't recall any unusual or undue wear issues.

    Has anyone machined...
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    maybe a couple decades ago, picked up a Butterfly...

    maybe a couple decades ago, picked up a Butterfly on short rolling stand for $25. It was missing the over-arm and hold-downs. I used it enough to decide it was worth having a good one for taking up...
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    Amen. My 10K (essentially same lathe) came...

    Amen.

    My 10K (essentially same lathe) came mounted on a 3 x 6' bench with a solid 3/4" thick steel plate top.
    I would definitely replicate that if ever doing it again; though the top could be...
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    My memory is that the (obvious) screw adjuster...

    My memory is that the (obvious) screw adjuster for the end shown, is at the other end, above the cam-lock lever at the front. Screwing that cheese-head screw adjusts the tension on the outboard end...
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    Is it ball bearing, or teflon ways? They are...

    Is it ball bearing, or teflon ways?

    They are light, easy machines to move, certainly so if you bring a strong somewhat machine literate friend.
    The less you take apart on a grinder, the less...
  17. It will work quite well if the rest of the...

    It will work quite well if the rest of the casting in the area of the work is wide enough to shim & bolt the base down so the feed is perpendicular.

    Is the area that a mag drill would hold on a...
  18. I have to bore a few per year, most years, for...

    I have to bore a few per year, most years, for set ups here in the shop.
    I really don't use any extra. .001" feels quite sloppy. Especially running them on the shaper.

    Usually, spindles are...
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    Stick a carbide tipped bar in and bore it, up...

    Stick a carbide tipped bar in and bore it, up past the actual engagement length/area.

    If you bore it on a lathe, the relief is not a precision tolerance, so holding the solid register end in a...
  20. will it swing over the cross slide if it is long?...

    will it swing over the cross slide if it is long?
    Will it swing over the ways if it is short enough to work on end-wise?
    Do you have a steady to carry it when it is necessary to work or bore on the...
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    Over the years i've made several for self and...

    Over the years i've made several for self and others by sawing up CI angle plates and scraping the loose sections. Include the webs. IOW usually 2 per plate. The remaining bits have other apps as...
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    Natural methods only work so far. Still have to...

    Natural methods only work so far.
    Still have to go back with mechanical devices to limb & buck.

    My brothers & I did use the Disston occasionally for felling on tracts being cleared for...
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    You just don't have the right fun approach to...

    You just don't have the right fun approach to saws.

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    De rigueur for ducktail haircuts.
    Put some Doo-Wop on to make it feel at home.
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    I know, different make, different model, might be...

    I know, different make, different model, might be completely irrelevant.....but....
    I've had 2 RA heads for my NMTB 30 taper South Bend mill. They have a large ring/nut to take up thrust clearance....
  25. The Feeler would have about 1-1/8" capacity...

    The Feeler would have about 1-1/8" capacity through the spindle with the collet key still in place, bar through an external collet chuck such as Jacob's Rubberflex, or of course a 3 jaw scroll or 4...
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